Horndiplomat–The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Somaliland President Muse Behi Abdi held discussions on various issues here in Addis yesterday.Prime Minister Hailemariam stated his country’s commitment to Somaliland’s peace and stability, saying, “Ethiopia is working aggressively to dismantle Al-Shabaab from the surrounding since it is our common enemy.” The PM also underscored that any incident in Somaliland will have direct and indirect impact on Ethiopia.
As part of its effort to ensure sustainable peace and stability in the region, Ethiopia has offered numerous scholarship opportunities to Somaliland students, he added.
“We discussed thoroughly and agreed on accessing Port Berbera, and we have already started developing infrastructure in the corridor to facilitate the growing import-export trade of Ethiopia.”
According to him, this move will strengthen Ethiopia’s and Somaliland’s economic cooperation. “We benefit from this development in a win-win manner,” he added. The Premier also mentioned that both countries have agreed to develop additional new ports.
Meanwhile, the Ethiopian Pm also noted the sides discussed for the security in the region “We discussed on the issues about the security because we believes the Ethiopia security is security for Somaliland and Somaliland security similarly is that of Ethiopia Security.”Said PM Hailemariam Desalegn
Moreover, the Prime Minister said that the political question of Somaliland will be solved as per the guiding principles of IGAD (Inter-Governmental Association for Development) and African Union (AU).
Musa Behi Abdi for his part said the two discussed several issues regarding security, economic development cooperation and political issues of the Horn of Africa.
“We have discussed several issues about security, economic development cooperation of our countries political issues on the Horn of Africa, especially between our two countries and We are greatly thankful for his welcomed and cooperation with our two nation.”Said, President Muse Bihi Abdi.
BY TEWODROS KASSA AND MOHAMED DUALE Chief Editor of Horndiplomat Tweets @MohamadDuale
SOURCE: Ethpress and Horndiplomat